Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography & ODU Resilience Collaborative



Spring 2019 Seminar Series

"ICESAT-2: MEASURING CHANGE IN OUR ICE SHEETS"

Kelly Brunt
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
& University of Maryland

Monday, March 4, 2019
3:30 PM
Conference Center, Innovation Resarch Building II
4211 Monarch Way, Norfolk, VA 23508

Abstract

The NASA Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite 2 (ICESat-2) launched in September 2018. The satellite is a next generation, space-borne altimeter, with mission goals that include the determination of changes in our polar ice sheets and the ultimate contribution of these changes to mean sea level rise. While this satellite was developed with a polar mission in mind, it collects data globally; as such the data products span the earth sciences. This seminar will give an overview of the new technology, present applications of satellite laser altimetry in the polar regions, and provide the audience with a sense of the full complement of ICESat-2 data products.


Biography

Dr. Brunt is an Associate Research Scientist with the University of Maryland and at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. She obtained a B.S. and a M.S. in Geology from Syracuse University and the University of Montana, respectively. She received her Ph.D. in Geophysics from the University of Chicago in 2008 and worked as a postdoctoral scholar at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, using ICESat laser altimetry data. Dr. Brunt is part of the ICESat-2 mission and is currently working on post-launch calibration and validation of the elevation data.


Reception before seminar at 3:00 PM


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